Come to the edge

“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

Guillaume Apollinaire

Stolen from the #LeadingWomen Twitter stream. Typically upbeat and typically Sian Carr (from what I have seen / heard of her when speaking at conferences.)

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Marvellous: Stoke City kit man Neil Baldwin’s biopic

I have only read about Marvellous, but I expect I watch the BBC drama after reading the response online.

Then Stoke City manager Lou Macari asks Neil Baldwin (kit man)

How do you do it, Nello? How do you stay so positive?

Without a beat, Neil turns to the footballing legend.

I always wanted to be happy, so I decided to be.

It’s one of several quotes floating around online. One for the “inspiring assemblies” list.

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Endless learning curve

As teachers we are also on the lookout for inspiring self development comments. I don’t think they come much better than this.

The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90.

“Because I think I’m making progress,” he replied.

As poignant as it is simple.